Welcome to the Plant Rhizome Project
Welcome to the Plant Rhizome Project  
 

This project is funded in part by the National Science Foundation IOS-1044821.

The Mission of the Plant Rhizome Project is to understand the evolution, function, and control of plant rhizomes. This knowledge will lead to a better understanding of certain medicinal plants and invasive plants and enable development of better cultivation and control strategies for these important species.

 
 
Life has always seemed to me like a plant that lives on its rhizome. Its true life is invisible, hidden in the rhizome. The part that appears above the ground lasts only a single summer. Then it withers away - an ephemeral apparition. When we think of the unending growth and decay of life and civilizations, we cannot escape the impression of absolute nullity. Yet I have never lost the sense of something that lives and endures beneath the eternal flux. What we see is blossom, which passes. The rhizome remains.  Carl Jung in "Memories, Dreams, Reflections".

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